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Call for Nominations

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It’s that time of year – when we recognize leadership and innovation within our community. These prestigious awards acknowledge some the dedicated members of our profession who have provided outstanding contributions to our chapter and profession over the past year. Submissions should take the form of a brief bio of the nominee, the award they are nominated for, their LinkedIn profile link if available, contact information (email and/or phone number for nominee and nominator), and a paragraph outlining why they should be considered.

You are welcome to submit yourself, a colleague, a friend for any of the below awards – anyone you think has gone above and beyond for our chapter and/or profession!

Many thanks to our fantastic corporate sponsors BST America (Dana Gordon/Special Librarian Award), Zignal (Rising Star Award), Activist Insight (Diversity Award), Social360 (President’s Award), and Intelligize (new and very special grant honoring the career of Agnes Mattis on the occasion of her retirement).

Do note there are still some award sponsorship opportunities – if your company is interested please reach out to Heidi Crowe – Heidi.Crowe@kekst.com)

Submissions should be sent to mailto:SLANYawardsubmissions@gmail.com by Friday, December 8th.

DANA GORDON SPECIAL LIBRARIAN OF THE YEAR AWARD SPONSORED BY BST AMERICA

Honors a professional librarian for outstanding achievement and accomplishments reflecting the shared purpose and goals of the library profession. Dedicated to projects and programs that enhance library service and strengthen the role and position of the library for their community, college or university, school, company, or corporation. Recognizes individual SLA NY Chapter members who have consistently developed innovative and groundbreaking initiatives in their career as: volunteers of SLA-NY, SLA NY Committees (and all members thereof), academic professionals,  vendors offering trend-setting services or products, professionals in adjunct fields.

SPOTLIGHT AWARD

Recognizes knowledge professionals for notable and unique contributions during the previous year. NYC-area website founders and bloggers, curators of distinctive collections, solo librarians, mentors and teachers, conference organizers, and other librarians typically working outside the traditional scope of SLA-NY award consideration. Non-members will be considered for this award.

SLA-NY RISING STAR AWARD SPONSORED BY ZIGNAL

The chapter version of the SLA’s yearly award presented annually to recognize outstanding new members (five years or less) who contribute greatly to the chapter and show exceptional intuition and leadership.

COMMITTEE MEMBER AWARD

Recognizes committee members who’ve gone above and beyond the call during the previous year. Volunteering time, research, fundraising, inspiration, event organization, liaising with partner organizations, and overall passion for the work are just a few of the factors to help determine nominees.

DIVERSITY AWARD SPONSORED BY ACTIVIST INSIGHT

Recognizes a librarian who promotes inclusive practices and considers aspects of diversity both inside and outside the workplace. These aspects can include but are not limited to age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation and ethnicity.

THE INTELLIGIZE GRANT HONORING AGNES MATTIS (two available)

Recognizing the retirement of industry giant and friend Agnes Mattis for her decades of accomplishments and contributions, these special grants will be given to two individuals: one graduate of Pratt Institute and one current Pratt student toward their attendance at the 2018 Special Libraries Association conference in Baltimore, Maryland. These grants will honor a library/research professional and a Pratt SILS student for outstanding achievement and accomplishments reflecting the shared purpose and goals of the library profession. These grants will be given to early adopters of technology with a penchant for lifelong learning and giving back to the library/info pro community. Recipients need not be current SLA members but will report back to SLA-NY after the conference via an article, blog, or webinar outlining their learnings from the conference.

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